Roseville, Calif.- At 9:52 p.m. Wednesday night (February 18), Roseville Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the 1300 block of Champagne Circle.
The fire had spread to the roof and attic, and was threatening adjacent homes. The firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading, and stayed on scene throughout the night to ensure it didn’t reignite. Fire investigators determined that the fire was an act of arson. The house suffered extensive damage.
A woman was home when the fire started, and her 18-year-old son helped her and the family dog escape safely. She was taken to the hospital, treated and released.
About a half-hour after the fire was reported, the Sacramento Police Department got a call from a man who wanted to talk to them about the fire in Roseville. After talking to him, they notified Roseville Police. Roseville Police officers met Sacramento police officers in the Natomas area and took custody of 20-year-old Christopher James Robinson of Elk Grove.
From the preliminary investigation, it appears that Robinson came to Roseville to contact someone he had a grievance against, but he went to the wrong house, a home where he did not know any of the occupants, and allegedly started the fire.
Robinson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson-related charges. He’s being held without bail in the Placer County Jail.